Documented parameters, data and information concerning the Vulnerability levels of the Limpopo River Basin for both the natural and human dimensions.
Adaptation/ mitigation strategies in response to observed or projected climatic/hydrological (flood and to a lesser extent drought events) and anthropogenic stresses over the basin systems are formulated.
A methodological approach to assess vulnerability levels and formulation of adaptation/mitigation strategies making use of remote sensing and GIS technologies as a decision support tool is developed.
Local capacity and awareness raised on the importance of remote sensing and GIS technologies for integrated river basin management.
An on-line portal for integrating and analyzing geospatial data will be used for the development of a decision support system.
It is expected that the profect will have direct benefits for Southern Africa in the context of sustainable water management through the following results:
Enhanced understanding of vulnerability levels of the Limpopo River Basin for both the natural and human dimensions.
Lower/reduced impacts of natural events and anthropogenic activities on basin systems.
Tools and strategies are available for better vulnerability assessment and decision making.
Future policies and programmes take into consideration remote sensing and GIS technologies.
Vulnerability assessment will aim at providing insights on the extent to which natural and social systems are susceptible to sustaining damage from human or natural induced simulus, under the three critical dimensions of sustainability ecosystem, socio-economic, and human-health.